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. nd former white house press secretary for president clinton dee dee myers.ne cooper. and former white house press secretary for president clinton dee dee myers. >>> from nbc news in washington, it's "meet the press" with david gregory. >>> the latest nbc news/"wall street journal" poll for where this race stands, chuck todd has the numbers. this is significant. >> this is among likely voters, david. 47%, 47%. not all tied races are equal. the president sitting at 47% if this were the sunday before election day there would be a lot of concerns in chicago. they want to be at 48% or 49%. sitting at 47% is good for a challenger, not a good number for an incumbent. let's go inside the numbers a little bit. the gender gap. you brought it up. among men, romney, a 10-point lead. let's go to women. this is interesting. president, an eight-point lead here, this is his smallest lead among women that we've had all year long. a few other things inside the numbers here, david. in the midwest, romney a narrow lead, but way inside the margin of error. and among all of the collective battleground stat
of this campaign. democratic strategist dee dee myers. republican strategist mike murphy. "new york times" columnist helene cooper. and we'll hear from rob portman, a top adviser to governor romney and his sparring partner for debate prep. [ male announcer ] wouldn't it be cool if we took the nissan altima and reimagined nearly everything in it? gave it greater horsepower and best in class 38 mpg highway... advanced headlights... and zero gravity seats? yeah, that would be cool. ♪ introducing the completely reimagined nissan altima. it's our most innovative altima ever. nissan. innovation that excites. ♪ [ male announcer ] how do you make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ or help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. then don't get nickle and dimed by high cost investments and annoying account fees. at e-trade, our free easy-to-use online tools and experienced retirement specialists can help you buil
come too far to turn back now. >> dee dee myers, he made a good point there, which is whether you agree or not with these figures, and some republicans, jack welch and others, have questioned them quite openly which most people find a little bit too far even by political gun slinging standards because these figures are widely accepted as being accurate. >> especially when they have to adjust them down, right, in the aftermath of earlier reports. >> also, assume the republicans were to win in november, they would be saying these figures are accurate when they come out under their watch. i think we should part that to one side. 7.8% is crucially under 8%. so whether barack oba wants to make too much of a big deal of this or not, the reality is it's removed one of the big sticks the republicans were beating him over the head about, which is hey, look, it's still over 8%. not anymore. >> right. as the president said today, it's we're moving in the right direction. we're not there yet but in the last year, we've seen that unemployment rate drop 1.2%. we haven't seen a drop like that in nearl
is former clinton press secretary, dee dee myers and republican strategist, john bravender. john, let me start with you. presumably all republicans are feeling a surge of great excitement following the debate. how much has that been dissipated by what are undeniably very good jobs figures today? >> first of all, i guess i would argue that they are as good as either you're saying or particularly that obama is saying. if you look at the adjusted numbers for july and august, actually the new numbers aren't any better than that. if you look, the only reason that unemployment is going down is they're taking more and more people who have basically given up or are underemployed out of the equation and so what has happened is we're now starting to accept and get excitement over mediocrity. that's number one. but i will say this. the good news for the president is we're discussing the job numbers today and whether they're good, bad or whatever rather than his dete performance. i think that's actually good for obama. >> there are too many middle class families that are still struggling to pay the
't have a bigger question for everybody here. dee dee myers served as press secretary to bill clinton and steve mcmahon is democratic strategist. dee dee, you've been through some bumps on the road and gotten through them with the help of your boss, president clinton, and you've been through local politics in san francisco. where are we now, a bump in the road or a real ditch the campaign's in looking at these numbers? >> it's a bump in the road. the fundamentals of this race haven't changed. the electoral college map, it's a fact it's a harder road for mitt romney than barack obama. as long as obama is still leading like ohio, as he is, the road gets narrow for romney. the president had a bad night last week. we democrats made it worse by everyone running around with their hair or fire for a week saying how horrible it was. in the aftermath, the republicans knew they had a good night but they weren't as confident in victory after they looked at us for a while. we need to settle back, get back to blocking and tackling. president needs to have a better performance in the next two debat
in our super panel for the week. we're kicking it off with dee dee myers, republican admaker kim alfano and clarence page, columnist for "the chicago tribune." he gets to be in the jump seat there. so clarence, i'm going to start with you. this is our october surprise. do you have a feeling either way about what does this mean for the campaign eight days from now? >> i think this will obviously put a lot of attention on president obama to see how he responds to it. that's the main thing. we expect presidents to be able to take care of managerial tasks like this. we saw what kind of an impact the fema letdown had after hurricane katrina and during the hurricane. and that's going to be the big angle, i think. otherwise we all guess as to how it affects turnout for elections. and that can go either way. >> you know, dana, it seems as if the white house by the president going back this morning before doing that event in orlando, it's an acknowledgment of they made a mistake going down last night. it seemed like a good idea probably friday when they decided to do that, get down a little bit
's reference to that. dee dee myers, the debate after that, about understanding women's choices today, pressures they face, i asked about contraception, abortion, all of this seems to be an intense play right now as the administration, the president, wants to drive up that wedge and get women to vote for him. what did you make of all of that? >> first of all, i think the way that binders of women blew up was indicative that women don't trust something about romney and his position on women. it's first of all it's why does he need binders of women? he's been 25 years in the private sector as a candidate, before as a businessman, why didn't he have any relationships with women? then it came out that he made up his role in that, which took credit for something that 25 groups of women had done in massachusetts in order to make sure that more women got into government. and then his position is more broadly where he says he's against abortion except in cases of rape, incest, and life of the mother, except he would support supreme court justices that would overturn roe, make abortion illegal
to tell us what needs to be done. i'm joined by former white house press secretary dee dee myers and howard fineman. how does mitt romney overcome the last two months or so of bad campaigning? where he has been over the london olympics and over the libya and their feelings about the economy, how does he build up his presidentialness and bring down the economy aspects all in one night? we >> well, tonight chris, we see the real mitt romney. he's going to have to answer questions and make an argument. he's going to have to explain where he wants to lead the country. we live in momentous times. what is his plan to move the american people forward? i think they are going to take his measure tonight. >> would you lay out the map if you were him? would you tell him how he's going to stimulate economic growth by cutting taxes and getting rid of deductions? would you tell the american people exactly or even generally what you're actually going to do? >> well, i'm with you, chris. i think plat tuds and zingers don't work in a format like this. he has to have a good debate. he has to pass
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